The Salad (COCKTAIL!!)

The Salad (COCKTAIL!!)

The Salad is a crowd favorite at Tabla Catskills located in Tannersville, NY. This variation includes a local gin that has been “fat washed” with Drizzle giving it a velvety smooth texture and delicious aroma. Shaken with basil and lime, it's a perfect refreshing summery cocktail. 

by Emilia Dyczewska for Tabla Catskills | @tablacatskills 


For Preparation:

750ml bottle of your favorite gin

1 bottle of Drizzle

For the Cocktail:

1½ oz Graza gin

5 fresh basil leaves

¾ oz fresh lime juice

½ oz simple syrup


Active Time: 5 minutes

Full Time: 24 hrs and 5 minutes

Serves 1

In a freezer safe container, mix a 750ml bottle of gin with 8 oz of Drizzle. (If you’d like to make a smaller batch, add ½ of Drizzle for every 1½ oz of gin.)


Let the gin and Drizzle mixture sit at room temperature during the day, shaking to combine every so often. At the end of the day place the mixture in the freezer and allow to freeze overnight.


When fully frozen the Drizzle will solidify and separate from the gin. Remove the solid oil layer and strain the remaining mixture with a cheesecloth. 


Once your Graza gin is ready it’s time to make the cocktail! In a shaker combine 1½ oz of Graza gin, ¾ oz of fresh lime juice, ½ oz of simple syrup, 5 basil leaves (smash the basil leaves between palms). Fill the shaker with ice and shake for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a coupe or whatever glass you have handy.


Garnish with a basil leaf, lime wheel, and a few drops of Drizzle and enjoy!